Rick Gamboa, ILB, Colorado #32

5112, 230, 4.80

Notes: From Sylmar, CA. Redshirted in 2014. Played in all 13 games (started 11 at MLB) with team-high 96 tackles, 2 TFL, 1 sack and 3 PBU in 2015. Started all 14 games and notched 76 tackles, 3 TFL, 4 PBU, 1 INT returned for TD, 1 FF and 1 FR in 2016. One of five team captains in 2017; led defense in snaps and collected 117 tackles, 1 sack and 5 PBU. Majoring in strategic communications with minor in sociology.

Positives: Quick, active and athletic. Very good production. Has a nose for the ball. Quick to diagnose. Shows up on tape. Good blocker awareness and avoids blocks and sifts through the wash effectively. Above average range and pursuit.

Negatives: Undersized and does not have elite speed. Lacks bulk to take on blockers and hold ground at the point of attack. Too many of his tackles are downfield.

Summary: Always around the ball but needs to have linemen in front of him who keep blockers off him.

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